American professor Robert Traum embarks on an adventurous and amusing journey through Bucovina to find Sami the projectionist, the only person alive that can tell him anything about his Romanian Jewish descent. His symbolic journey is filled with danger, the unknown and the surreal, but finally rewarded with a double love: on the one hand he finds romantic love, on the other the passion for old cinema, nomad, popular, naive and generous. Written by
A different kind of New Romanian Film
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Did You Know?
The goose seen at the end of the film posed a real challenge for lead actors Iures and Sirbu, as the motorcycle noises and presence of the crew irritated the animal to the point where both of them were bitten by the bird throughout the shoot. Marcel Iures was actually bit on the forehead several times. See more
I still believe in happy endings and I dream of the day when you will show up and tell me "I'm Robert Traum". What a beautiful dream!